Medical care in Malta is available through both public and private hospitals. We suggest that before you travel to the Maltese Islands, all necessary measures are taken to ensure that you, and anyone else travelling with you, is up-to-date on all routine and recommended immunisations according to schedules defined in your country of residence.
The information provided on this portal is not a comprehensive medical guide for travellers to the Maltese Islands. We strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor for specific information related to your needs and your medical history; recommendations may differ for pregnant women, young children, and persons who have chronic medical conditions.
Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor in the event that they would need to purchase particular medication on the island. An EU/EEA national is entitled to receive medical care in Malta should the need arise. The European Health Insurance Card is to be presented.
According to Subsidiary Legislation 35.28 Healthcare Fees Regulation, the following TCNs have free access to all state healthcare in accordance with the entitlements determined by the Ministry for Energy and Health:
- A person that holds an employment licence and who is paying social security contributions
- A citizen of a country which has a reciprocal health care agreement in force with Malta
- A person who enjoys freedom of movement in terms of article 44 of the Constitution of Malta
- A person undertaking a course of studies at any one of the following institutions: the University of Malta, the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology and the Institute of Tourism Studies
- A person who is in Malta in an advisory or consultative capacity to the Government
Public Healthcare in Malta operates through Public Hospitals, Health Care Centres and Pharmacies.